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Again the Juniors present 
to you the Allerlei. 
If it brings to our graduates 
any pleasant memories or 
furnishes mslrudtion, pleasure 
or amusement to our 
schoolmates, its mission is 


Board of Editors 

EDITOR - IN - CHI 1. 1 

Ethel B. Hook 


Alice Stahl J lTLIA Martin 

Helen Wallace Jane Ford 


Katharine A. Jenckes 



Lucile M. Zeller 


Corinne Richter 


Bertha Manchester 


Louise Wadleigh 
Inez Fries 


Ethel B. Hook 
Ella Ebeling 

A L L E R L E I 

19 4 


Charles Cushman Bragdon, A.M., LL.D. . 

. Principal 

Caroline A. Carpenter, Assistant Principal ; English Literature ; 


Guy M. Winslow, Ph.D. . 
Lillian R. Potter 
Col. Homer B. Sprague . 
Angeline C. Blaisdell 
Lillian M. Packard, A.B. 

Head Teacher ; Natural Sciences 
Preceptress ; Manners ; Dress 


Clara M. Austin, A.B English 

Jeanne Le Royer 
Hermine C. Stuven 
Blanche C. Martin 
Lottie Evelyn Bates, B.A. 
George W. Bell, A.M. . 
Maria H. Frohn . 
Martha E. Ransom . 
Josephine Kenney 
Annie P. Call . 

. French 

.... German 

. . . Reading ; Expression 

. Latin; Greek 

Philosophy ; Evideitces ; Bible 


Director of Physical Culture; Swimming 

. Assistant in Gymnastics 

. Nei've Training 

Lieut. Charles H. Hillman 

Military Drill 


Mary L. Nutt ........ Care of HealtJi 

Joseph A. Hills ........ Pianoforte 

Louisa F. Parkhurst ....... Pianoforte 

Priscilla White ........ Voice Culture 

Helen Goodrich ..... Assistant in Voice Culture 

Henry M. Dunham . . Organ; Harmony; Chorus Singing 

S. E. Goldstein ......... Violin 

George W. Bemis ...... Mandolin; Guitar 

Mary Augusta Mulli kin . Drawing; Painting; History of Art 

Miriam N. Loomis, Cooking: Demonstrations a?zd Practice ; Experi- 
ment Hall ; Home Sanitation 

Bertha W. Ferguson .... Bookkeeping; Penmanship 

Alice A. Cutting ..... Sewing ; Dress Cutting 

Adele B. Lewis ......... Millinery 

Nellie B. Dyer ....... Phonography 

19 4 



Senior Class 

Motto: "Amor omnia vincit." 

Class Colors : Green and White. Class Flower : White Rose. 

Class Yell : Ilu-rah, hu-rah, hu-rah-ree 
We're the Class of '03. 
Ona tona wah tah, 
Ona tona wah tah, 
Ona tona wah tah, 
Wah ! wah ! wah ! 
Wa-a a a a a ah ! 


Chauncey M. Depew 

Frances Leavitt 
Lena Armstrong 
Mabelle Whitney 
Ida Mallory . 

Lena Armstrong 
Marie Biddle 
Isabella Blackstock 
Agnes Drake 
Edith Ebersole 
Constance Erdman 
Carrie George 
Mary Goodwin 
Marie Gibert . 
Bertha Hayden . 
Sarah Hughes 
Callie Le Seure . 
Frances Leavitt 
Joel Lapowski 
Ida Mallory 
Helen Orcutt 
Mabel Pooler . 
Edna Sawyer 
Sarah Soule 
Elizabeth Thorne 
Mabelle Whitney . 


Vice President 



Bozeman, Mont. 
Ashland, Pa. 
Shahj 'ahanpur ', India 
Pittsfield, N. H. 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Allentown, Pa. 
Lynn, Mass. 
Fast Hartford, Conn. 
. Cincinnati, Ohio 
East Hartford, Conn. 
Fox croft, Me. 
Detroit, Mich. 
Butte, Mont. 
Abilene, Texas 
Franklin, Pa. 
Hornellsville, JV. 2'. 
Skowhegan, Me 
. San Jose, Cat '. 
Freeport, Me. 
Gardiner, Me. 
Boston Highlands, Mass. 

14 ALLERLEI I 9 04 

Senior Class Hislory 

Lena Armstrong ...... Bozeman, Mont. 

"O bed! O bed! delicious bed, 
That heaven upon earth to the weary head ! " 

"Mike;" S. D. ; Masquers; Captain Company C. ; Vice President 
of Class. Sleeps well and late. Famous for her impersonations. 
Has a drawl that three years' Eastern training can't improve upon. 
Noted for her original ideas and style of hair-dressing. 

"Ye-eus! " 

Agnes Marie Biddle ....... Ashland, Pa. 

" Go ! You may call it madness, folly ; 
You shall not chase my gloom away ! 
There's such a charm in melancholy 
I would not if I could be gay." 

" Biddie ; " Lasellia ; Lieutenant Company C. Fond of psychological 
discussions. Doesn't believe in deep affections, yet finds it pleas- 
ant to be in love. Sunny disposition ( ?). Doesn't believe in her 
class motto. 

4 4 M J J] J ! ' » 

Isabella Thoburn Blackstock . . . Shahjahaiipur, India 

" Good-bye, proud world, I'm going home." 
"Joy rises in me like a summer's morn." 

" Izzy," "Sammy;" Lasellia; Canoe Club; Glee Club. Has to 
have slang translated. Still pouts. Can squelch while you wait. 
If told a joke at night, wakes up in the morning smiling. Knows 
the meaning of ego. Loves to sing, too, in her own peculiar way, 
hymn 299. Believes it is "better to have loved and lost." . . . . 
" O Mary ! how funny ! " 

1904 ALLERLEI 15 

Agnes Drake ....... Pittsfield, N. H. 

"In maiden meditation, fancy free." 
"Ducky," " Mehit ;" Delta ; Masquers ; Glee Club. Don't ask her to 
spell the words she uses in class room. Supporter of Dartmouth. 
A sunny exterior, but often a stormy interior. She liked "61 " 
so well she moved there. 

Edith McCallister Ebersole .... Cincinnati, Ohio 

"Her yesterdays look backward with a smile." 

S. D. Camps out in the library. Considers hats superfluous, especially 
in winter. Can't be crippled by any question. Never blue. Aver- 
age walking period four hours. Sometimes shows an icy front. 

Constance Erdman ...... Allentown, Pa. 

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none." 

Sergeant Company A. Authority on everything. Advocate of physi- 
cal culture. Still lisps cunningly. One might say her appetite 
comes while eating. Does French in hall center. 
u Oh ! joy ! here comes fudge with fury." 

Carrie Tapley - George ...... Lynn, Mass. 

" I am the very soul of modesty, and grieve that you should think me bold." 

"Georgie;" S. D. ; Canoe Club ; Captain Company H. Will argue 
to the death. Why like a clock? Different strike every hour. 
A girl of many loves. " She is a Military Beau." 

" Her can never come to we ; 
Us can never go to she. 
It cannot was." 

Marie Gibert ....... Cincinnati, Ohio 

" Studious of ease and fond of humble things." 
Questions confuse and answers fail to come. Good cook. Psychology 
lectures read too fast for her grasp. Always good-natured and 
patient. Enormous stack of excuses and apologies. 
"Ah, I don't know." 


Mary Edwards Goodwin ..... Burnside, Con?z. 

" But there's nothing half so sweet in life 
As love's young dream." 

"Worthy," "Trusty;" Delta. Engaged, but no one guessed it. 

Sous regisseuse " for French play. Never heard the song 

Tact." Takes squelches like a martyr. Is moderate in all 
things. Never dreams. "What?" 

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Bertha Brigham Hayden .... East Hartford, Conn. 

" Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more! 

Men were deceivers ever." 
" Hang sorrow ; care will kill a cat, 

And therefore let's be merry." 

"Baut," "Hid," "Hayden B ;" Lasellia ; Masquers; Historian of her 
Class. Would like to work hard, but her disposition will not allow 
it. Conscientious to a fault. A good bluffer, but never ( ?) caught. 
Her face is a mask which hides well an interior of an unascer- 
tained depth. A girl of many loves — all at once. 
" Oh, Mag ! " " Poor Ophelia ! " 

Sarah Eleanor Hughes ..... Foxcroft, Maine 

"Wit will shine." 
" She knows her man." 

"Sally," "Chubby;" Delta. A favorite with the "Fiddler." A 

subscriber for all food periodicals. Partial to Mozart. Reads 

Scott. Soul of ambition and perseverance. The only original 

letter writer. 

(Remarks cut out by editor). 

Joel Jeanie Lapowski ..... Abilene, Texas 

" Pooski," "Spook," " Pidgy ; " Lasellia; Captain Company A; 
Canoe Club. Usually at odds with headquarters. Of an inter- 
rogative nature. Carries her Texas twang with her. Quite 
touchy, but young yet, so there are hopes. Made a decided hit 
in the French play. Her expressions are rare and juicy. Has 
been known to use slang. 

"Precious Pie! " 

1904 ALLERLEI 17 

Mary Frances Leayitt ...... Butte, Mont. 

'• I [er very frowns are fairer far 
Than smiles of other maidens are." 

" Dimple; " S. D. ; Canoe Club; Masquers; President Class of 1901- 
1903. Enjoys the game of ping pong. Contemplates entering 
the navy as a result of cruising with a friend. Bears all the blame 
for classmates' misdemeanors. Swears by Montana, but somehow 
prefers the Eastern coast. 

Carolyn Isabelle Le Seure ..... Detroit, Mich. 
" Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." 

" Callie ; " S. D. ; Masquers; Canoe Club ; Lieutenant Company A. 
Never self-confident. " Diligent in business." Won her laurels 
as the "Marquis." Stands in awe of Cupid; hope's she'll never 
meet him. Everyone's friend. 
" Do you think that will be all right? " (in worried tones). 

"Oh, hicky !" 

Ida May Maleory ....... Franklin, Pa. 

11 1 only speak right on." 
" Ma-16-ry ; " Secretary of Class ; Adjutant of Lasell Battalion. Been 
famous since Freshman year for military prowess. Winner of 
medals. Her business bump well developed. Susceptible to 
winks. Thoughts run to poetry. Will oblige anybody. Fond 
of punning and quoting. Famous for singing. 

Helen Orcutt ....... Homellsville, N. 7'. 

" I am the very slave of circumstance and impulse." 
" Pilly." Has a strong fascination for historical novels, jelly and 
Allegretti's. Will eat anything. At present favors Cornell. 

Mabel Julia Pooler ...... 

" Blest with that charm, the certainty to please." 
"Little Pooler," "Spud;" Lasellia. Has a voice like one after a 
football game. Her smile is well worth while. Haunts lecture 
halls. "The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth." 

"Oh, dear!" 



A L L E R L E I 

9 4 

Edna Mercy Sawyer ....... San Jose, Cal. 

" To be great is to be misunderstood." 

"Tom;" S. D. ; Glee Club; Masquers. Has an unlimited supply 
of schemes. A clever artist. Can get up a show in no time. 
Given to cynicism. The girl with many cousins of the other sex. 

Sarah Soule ........ Freeport, Me. 

" Neat, not gaudy." 

u Sal ; " Glee Club. Plenty of fun under a calm exterior. Cheerful 
and generous. Very resourceful in Literature Class. 

Elizabeth Thorne ....... Gardiner, Me. 

" The foster-child of silence and slow time." 
"Lizzie." Doesn't believe in "jollying." Recites at length. Stu- 
dious. Never heard to laugh out loud. Haunts the library. 
"Did what Agnes did." 

Mabel Henrietta Whitney . . Boston Highlands, Mass. 

" Thinking is but an idle waste of tho't." 

" Ma belle ; " Lieutenant Company B; Treasurer of Class. Has a 
wholesome, cheerful laugh. Night hawk. Fond of arguing. 
Has ideas all her own. Adores "Ducky." 

( Nothing to do but work jjj 1 

Motto : Forward ! 

Class Colors: Scarlet .and White. Class Flower: Carnation. 

Class Yell : H ' ray ! H ' ray ! 
Hear us roar ! 
Lasell Juniors, 


Samuel L. Clemens 


Katharine Jenckes 
courteney harlan 

Lucile Zeller 


Vice Presideitt 

. Secretary -Treasurer 


A L L E R L E I 

19 4 


Ethel Clarke 
Theodora Close 
Ella Ebeling . 
Jane Ford 
Inez Fries 
Edith Govert 
Janice Griffin 
Jennie Hamilton 
Grace Hardy . 
courteney harlan 
Josephine Holmes . 
Ethel Hook 
Katharine Jenckes 
Agnes Kellars 
Edna Lockwood 
Bertha Manchester 
Julia Martin . 
Lucy Moore 
Gladys Patterson . 


Alice Stahl 
Louise Wadleigh 
Helen Wallace 
Lucile Zeller 

Tpsilanti, Mich. 

Berlin Heights, Ohio 

Evanston, 111 . 

Kingston, Mass. 

Arcadia, Neb. 

®>uincy, 111 . 

New Haven, Conn. 

Port Huron, Mich. 

Ashburnham, Mass. 

JBloomington, III. 

Kingston, Mass. 

Brewer, Me. 

Nayatt Point, R. I. 

Sto n ingto n, Conn. 

. Pawtucket, R. I. 

Providence, R.I. 

Bozeman, Mont. 

Peabody, Mass. 

Auburndale, Mass. 

Columbus, Ohio 

Bellevue, Ohio 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

Council Bluffs, Iowa 

Richmond, Ind. 

1904 ALLERLEI 23 

Chronicle of Class of '04 

:ND I say unto you, behold, a mighty class is risen from a 
small beginning. And it came to pass in the 1901st year, 
the 9th month, the 27th day, there did assemble together 
a small band of weeping maidens, — maidens weeping for 
>t their mothers; and many did persecute them, and did say, 
" Lo, forget thou thine own people ; " and they were sore 
distressed. But, behold, not many moons had waned 
when they did conquer their grief, and did grow in grace 
and in strength, and did become straight like to the tall poplars, and waxed 
" full of glory," so that they did meet together in secret places, and did plot 
to lay low their enemies the Sophomores that did persecute them. In this 
place dwelt they nine months, despised and rejected of all, as Freshies ; 
then did they return to the land of their fathers whence they had come, and 
there did sojourn many days. 

And it came to pass that again, a second time, did they journey into 
the land of Auburndale by the River Charles, unto the place of their first 

Mighty were they in the increase of numbers — being then numbered 12 
— and in arrogance, so that they did choose in defiance of those round about 
them the motto, Quid tibi est, which is by interpretation, "What's it to 

And behold, "old maidens" were they, trusted and reverenced by 
Faculty, so that they did enjoy favor in the sight of all. In the learning and 
tongue of the heathen were they instructed, and in the knowledge of 
" Chinois," so that they did speak it marvelously like to " Spanish cows." 
Of a certainty were they a class renowned in wisdom and understand- 
ing, in patience and endurance ; and none there were who had ever excelled 


A L L E R L E I 

19 4 

Again they returned to the land of their birth and again sought the place 
of their choice. And one there was dreamed dreams; and lo, seven nights 
did she behold in her sleep visions of ice cream, and she did awake, and 
there was none who could shew the interpretation thereof. Verily in all 
things good excelled they those who had ever gone before, renowned among 
all the nations of earth. In voluntary humility and diligence served they 
their mistresses, the Seniors. And I, an historian, say this : If there be any 
can gainsay aught that I have said let him say it now (all kicks registered 
with the editor), and forever after hold his peace. 

19 4 

A L L E R L E I 


Sophomore Class 

Motto: "Deo invante." 

Class Colors: Gold and White. Class Flower: Daisy. 


Barbara Vail 
Minnie Ryder 
Miriam Nelson 
Elizabeth Cobb 


Vice President 

Secretary - Treasurer 

Class Historian 


Marguerita Buehner . 
Mabel Carter 
Roberta Clarke . 
Elizabeth Cobb 
Marie Cogswell . 
Grace Fuller . 
Anne Glenn 
Editpi Harber . 
Jessica Havilaxd 
Nellie Krause 
Miriam Nelson 
Eleanor Percy 
Minnie Ryder 
Barbara Vail . 
Agnes Wiley 
Edith Solomon 

. Portland ', Ore. 

Denver, Colo. 

Frankfort, Ind. 

Warren, Ohio 

. Portland, Ore. 

Albany, N. T. 

Bei'uuick, Pa. 

. Bloomington, III. 

No r w ich , Co n n . 

Lebanon, Pa. 

Derby Line, Vt. 

Path, Ale. 

Kansas City, Mo. 

Nagasaki , yap an 

East Craftsbury, Vt. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 


1904 ALLERLEI 27 

Hiftory of Class of 1905 

ITH high hopes and aspirations did the Class of 190^ be- 
gin its career in the classroom, which will ever be dear to 
the hearts of all loyal Sophomores. But, alas ! although 
their desires to be an honor to the school were great on 
that night of organization, they had so little light on the 
subject that, although they sought inspiration even from 
nature, they were for a time much discouraged. How- 
ever, they persevered, and started themselves boldly on 
a career, which led them with laurels and "Deo invante " to the threshold 
of a still more promising career as Sophomores. 

How joyfully were all the new members received to increase the roll, 
and how important we felt when we found that we were seven no longer, 
but had grown to twenty. 

Some of our members have left us; among them one " young" maid, 
a victim to that epidemic which was so prevalent at Lasell the first few 
weeks of the school year and after the Christmas holidays. It seemed 
for a time to threaten the very existence of the school, and to send everyone 
home sick. 

Our invitation to an informal dance to be given by the Seniors in the 
gymnasium was eagerly accepted, because we had waited long and patiently 
for the premium we had been promised if we should enroll ourselves as 
Sophomores. Some had even declared they might as well be Specials ; 
but we were recognized at last, and each one remembering her careful 
injunction not to appear in a white gown, and thereby be considered by 
some of her elders as younger than she really was, we appeared at the ap- 
pointed hour, and were royally entertained. In appreciation of their hospi- 
tality we gave a carefully practiced yell for the Seniors, which by its vigor 
made the very rafters shake. 


A L L E R L E I 

19 4 


At the reception given to the Sophomores, Freshmen and Preps., we 
formally met our president, the Freshman president, our preceptress and 
other members of the Faculty, whose acquaintance we have since kept up 
and enjoyed. 

Since our joyful reunion after the Christmas vacation, we have had 
many exciting class meetings ; and the fame of our knowledge of parliamen- 
tary law and of the proper method of conducting business has become so 
widespread that at times we have even been forced to close the transom and 
pull down the curtains to keep our meetings private from those seekers 
after wisdom who desire instruction in the art of conducting such sessions. 

Indeed, we feel perfectly confident that we shall never fail those who 
are looking toward us to set the right standard and to uphold the school 
spirit in the right way when we shall find ourselves occupying the present 
place of the Class of 1903, and shall be looked up to as the grave and 
reverend Seniors of 1905. 


Motto : ' ' Sempre Avanti . ' ' 

Class Colors : Lavender and White. 

Class Flower: Violet. 

Class Yell : 

Rickitv, rackity, rah ! rah ! ree ! 
We're the class we ought to be ! 
Rickitv, rackity, rah ! rah ! rix ! 
We're the Class of 'otv six. 


Janet Bryce 
Lucile Hyde . 
Meta Buehxer . 
Martha Haskell 

Elsa Basch 
Janet Bryce 
Meta Buehner 
Ruth Butterfield 
Wesleyan Grindle 
Ina Harbor 
Martha Haskell 
Lucile Hyde 
Mildred Johnston 
Edna Rogers 


Vice President 

Secretary - Treasurer 
Class Historian 

Newark, N. J. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Portland, Ore. 

. Kingman, Ale. 

New York City 

Bloomington, III. 

Auburndale, Mass. 

Omaha, Neb. 

Evanston, PI. 

Watertown, N. 1 . 


A L L E R L E I 

9 4 

Freshman Class History 

HE great ship slowly left the moorings of 1902, and 
swung steadily into the strange waters of 1903, bearing 
with her the hopes of several timid young explorers, and 
followed by the loving eyes and wishes of parents and 

The passengers could hardly Hyde their elation, for 
were they not always sure of a good Harbor and a 
favoring breeze (Bryce) ? But their joy was a little 
previous, as they afterwards admitted, for their most harassing experiences 
and hairbreadth escapes took place on land. 

They first experienced the deadly qualms of seasickness just off the 
coast of France, and, strange to say, the many admirable examples they 
beheld of the proverbial politeness of the natives seemed unable to allay 
their malady. 

The ship received a shock, running aground in some of the treacherous 
straits of the English channel, and as the damage was out of reach of the 
ship's carpenter, the situation of the passengers continued precarious. 

The tourists were much astonished at the number of ruins they found 
at Rome. They were prepared for the Forum and Coliseum, but were 
mightily surprised at the number of pet air castles that came tumbling 
about their ears during their short stay. 

While in that neighborhood they visited the site of Caesar's Gallic 
Wars, and running inadvertently into several hornets' nests, they escaped, 
declaring that no tempting Bates could lure them there again. 

Another narrow escape they had was among the shallows of Reading, 
where, in spite of the lack of depth, their pilot brought them safely through, 
damaging only a few of the passengers' nerves. 

19 4 

A L L E R L E I 


The ship fortunately set a good table, and the fried oysters and rasp- 
berry sherbet of Mr. R. S. Loom(i)s like a rock in the memory and 
digestion of the epicures. 

Many also remember with pleasure their trip to the Holy Land and the 
sonorous notes of the chapel Bell among the ruins. 

The ship has landed, and the voyagers may follow out their desires 
without interference ; but drawn together by the tie of fellow-passengership, 
may we not look back with tenderness to the qualms and expectations, the 
calms and storms, of the voyage of 'oty 3 ? 


A L L E R L E I 

19 4 


Bertha Aiken 
Anna Andrews 
Gertrude Atwell 
Adelle Bach 
Edith Barnett 
Elizabeth Beno . 
Edith Bidwell 
Mabel Blum 
Emma Bone 
Fannie Brookfield 
Edith Burke 
Mary Chtlds 
Mary Conover 
Mary Crane 
Helen Danforth 
Nettie Danheim . 
Bessie Dennis . 
Babette Dreyfus 
Etta Forrest . 
Myrtle Frost 
Louise Gibert 
Mildred Gordon . 
Helen Gray 
Florence Grout . 
Emily Hale 
Marjorie Halliday 
Clara Halliday 
Blanche Harber 
Mabel Harrison 
Nellie Hart 
Leota Hartley 
Helen Haskell . 
Florence Hellman 
Margaret Higley 

Franklin Falls, N. H. 

Waltham, Mass. 

Port Henry, N. T. 





Springfield, Mass. 

Council Bluffs, Iowa 

Windsor locks, Conn. 

Galveston, Tex. 

Decatur, III. 

Sterling, III. 

Aliddletown , Conn. 

. Atibumdale, Mass. 

Monroe, Ohio 

Springfield, Mass. 

Washington, III. 

New York City 

Orange, Mass. 

Shreveport, la. 

New York City 

. Little River, N S. 

St. louis, Mo. 

Walt ham, Mass. 

Old Town, ]\Ie. 

. Orange, Mass. 

South Glastonbury, Conn. 

. Stiff eld, Cojin. 

Stiff eld, Co?in. 

Bloomington, III. 

Leomi?zster, Mass. 

Un io n v ille , Conn. 

Chrisman, III. 

S treat or, III. 

St. Louis^ Mo. 

. Groton, Mass. 

19 4 

A L L E R L E I 


Maud Hooper . 
Mabel Hooper 
Adelle Humphrey 
Helen Johnson . 
Tillie Kern 
Nellie Krause 
Leonora La Powski 
May Leonard 
Maud Marriott 
Edith McMullen 
IIllen Merriam 
Maud Moore 
Lotta Morgan 
Irene Norman 
Josephine Nutter 
May Palmer 
Lucia Parcher 
Addye Philbrick . 
Florence Phillips 
Mabel Sayles 
Laura Simons . 
Florence Smith . 
Marguerite Spang 
Ray Spitz 
Madge Sterns . 
Ellen Stone 
Mary Sutherland 
Ella Tenney 
Lois Thomas 
Elizabeth Tyner 
Amye Vickery . 
Maria Wilson 
Grace Woodworth 
Agnes Wright 
Ada Wells 
Reita Wolferman 

Berlin, N. H. 

. Berlin,. N. H. 

St. Bonis, Mo. 

Rochester, N. V. 

Port Huron, Mich. 

Bebanon, Ba. 

. San Angel o, Bex. 

Somerset, Mass. 

Omaha, Neb. 

. Evanston, III. 

Middletown , Conn . 

« New field, Me. 

Did nth, Minn. 

Newtonville, Mass. 

Saco, Me. 

St. Paul, Minn. 

Saco, Me. 

Nantasket, Mass. 

Riverside, Cal. 

. Albany, N. T. 

Water town, N T. 

Bitch burg, Mass. 

Bebanon, Ba. 

Chicago, III. 

Hot Springs, Ark. 

Waltham, Mass. 

Bar is, III. 

Bloo m ingto n , III. 

Orange, N. J. 

New 2^o rk City 

Bort Worth, Bex. 

Arecibo, Borlo Rico 

Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

New to n v Hie , Mass . 

Streator. III. 


A L L E R L E I 

19 4 

Preparatory Class 


Marion Atwell 
Rebecca Eliason 
Helen Carter 


Vice President 

Secretary - Treasurer 


Marion Atwell 
Helen Carter 
Lillian Case 
Sybil Coleman 
Cora Danforth 
Cornelia Eaton 
Rebecca Eliasox 
Elizabeth Polhemus 
Bessip: Price 

Oroiio, JMe. 

Hastings, Neb. 

Schenectady , N. T\ 

Troy, Ohio 

Tankers, N. T. 

Lee, JMass. 

Chestertown, Md. 

Nezvton Centre, Mass. 

New York, N. V. 


A L L E R L E I 

19 4 

The History of Lasell 

was in the year 1851 that Edward Lasell, Professor of 
Chemistry in Williams College, founded Lasell "Fe- 
male Seminary" at Auburndale, West Newton, Mass., 
for the purpose of the higher education of young women, 
— which was an unusual venture at this time. 

During the first few years G. W. Briggs, A.M., and 

J. Lasell, A.M., were principals, and there w r ere six 

^yl assistant instructors and one lecturer on Physiology and 

Anatomy. Most of the one hundred and nine students 

were day scholars ; only twenty-three of the entire number came from other 

states than Massachusetts, and none from beyond the Mississippi. 

The building consisted of the main portion and the west wing, then 
two stories high. The parlor was on the left of the entrance, now used as 
an office, while the office was across the hall in a room now occupied by 

The class rooms, on the first floor, formerly three in number, but later 
divided into four, are well known to all Lasell girls. The library is now 
used as a reading room, and the present library, although containing a few 
books, was used as a music room. 

The chapel room remains about the same, with a fireplace in the back 
where the pipe organ stood, and the old desks replaced by opera chairs. 
The chapel no longer serves as a study as it once did, for the girls study in 
their rooms. 

There was no gymnasium prior to the year 1862, when a "commo- 
dious gymnasium was fitted out at a large expense" in the basement. The 
apparatus consisted of dumb-bells, and the places on the floor were marked 

1904 ALLERLEI 37 

with black painted footsteps, designed with an eye to all possible or im- 
possible growth. The whole school met there for one half hour for 
calisthenics before retiring. Before the establishment of the gymnasium, 
however, physical culture had been introduced. 

In the first catalogue, issued in 1S53, the tuition is $200 for boarding 
pupils and $48 for day scholars. The year was divided into two sessions : 
the first from September 15th to February 1st; the second from February 
23d to July 14th. 

Weekly compositions were required from all students, which was the 
custom for many years. Later, every Monday morning some simple ques- 
tion was given to the students to answer in writing either at once or during 
the week. Among these were: "Give the difference between a day's 
journey and a Sabbath day's journey, as mentioned in the Bible." " What 
direction is the North Pole from Australia?" "Name the twelve apos- 
tles." "What were the seven wonders of the world, and how many 
remain to-day? " 

Some rules, applicable to the present day, are found in the early cata- 
logues. For instance: " Young ladies must come here for the purpose of 
study, and not for eating and drinking." "Young ladies will not be 
allowed to eat confectionery." Some were more strict, as: "Boarding 
pupils are not allowed to attend theaters or parties; to walk, ride, or, 
except by request of parent or guardian, to correspond with any gentleman 
other than father, brother, uncle or guardian. Correspondence is expected 
to be select and limited ; that between parents and children, or guardians 
and their wards, is held sacred, and permitted without the least restriction. 
All other correspondence, however, is liable to inspection." 

The girls were not allowed to walk without a chaperon, and on every 
afternoon the Seminary started forth by twos, preceded by a teacher. There 
were exceptions, however. For several years a system of self-government 
was employed. For the first term all new girls were placed on what was 
known, by them at least, as the Crazy List. At the end of the term those 
who were in perfect sympathy with the school, who used no mucilage in 
putting up pictures, and stuck no pins in the walls, were placed on the 
Roll of Honor. These girls were not required to study in chapel, under a 

38 ALLERLEI 1904 

teacher's watchfulness. A very few were promoted, at once, from the 
Crazy List to the Self-governed, which was a highly privileged class. 
Those fortunate enough to be on this list could study in their rooms, walk 
when and where they chose, and could even go into Boston whenever they 
pleased. When anyone on the Roll of Honor or Self-governed List was 
found to be abusing her privileges she was put back on the Crazy List. 

Among the branches taught in the early years, making wax flowers and 
fruit and inlaying pearl held an important position. 

In 1853 Professor Lasell died, and George W. Briggs succeeded him 
as principal until his resignation in 1862, when Rev. Charles W. Cushing 
became principal. In 1873 the school was purchased by some of the lead- 
ing men of Boston, who called Charles C. Bragdon to its control. 

During Mr. Bragdon' s principalship there have been many changes. 
In 1881 the building was enlarged by the addition of a wing, containing 
large parlors, a new dining room (the old one being cut into class rooms), 
music rooms, hospital and students' rooms. About this time a practice 
kitchen and a large gymnasium, furnished with all modern appliances, 
were added. 

With the increased advantages and broadened course of study the 
tuition has gradually increased to $600 a year. 

There are many advantages which the Lasell students of late years 
have enjoyed. Military drill has been instituted, and an officer of the 
army, on two afternoons a week, transforms the girls into veritable soldiers. 

One night a week is usually given over to lectures, and the students 
have the opportunity of hearing some of the best lecturers of the day. 
There is also a course of law lectures every year. 

For many years it has been the custom for the girls to publish the 
Lasell Leaves. In 1867 a society known as the "Novices" — the mother 
society of the present " S. D.," " Lasellia " and "Delta" clubs — estab- 
lished a paper for amusement and profit, which was read at their fortnightly 
meetings. This paper bore the name Lasell L^eaves. 

When the "Novice" was succeeded by the " S. D." the little paper 
was forgotten ; but in 1875 it appeared in a new form, with the same name, 

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Harvard was evidently well known to those students of early days, for 
in the first copy of the Leaves appeared : " Why is a Harvard student a 
goose? A goose is a biped; a Harvard student is a biped; therefore a 
Harvard student is a goose." " Why is Harvard College not an institution 
of learning? Lasell Seminary is an institution of learning; Harvard Col- 
lege is not Lasell Seminary; therefore Harvard College is not an institution 
of learning." 

In one feature Lasell is unique, or rather was unique until its methods 
were adopted by other schools; this is in the experience given the girls in 
practical housekeeping. After one year of lectures on cooking, and another 
of practice, the girls, six at a time, are given a few weeks' experience in 
housekeeping at the annex. They learn to buy food in the Boston markets, 
and then, in turn, to prepare and serve the meals. 

Students from colleges may wear their trophies in the form of oars, 
tennis rackets and golf sticks ; but to the lot of the Lasell girl most profi- 
cient in the art of bread making falls the little gold or silver loaf. 

In this course, and in dresscutting, millinery, music, oratory and the 
regular courses of studv, Lasell fits her daughters for a life of usefulness in 
the home and in the world, in a manner excelled by no other school. 

I) ill,/ 1 /'hi Ik 

S. D. Society 


Edith Ebersole, '03 
Callie Le Seure, '03 
Adelle Humphrey, Sp. 
Helen Danforth, Sp. 
Ella Ebeling, '04 
Bertha Manchester, '04 
Carrie George, '03 
Lena Armstrong, '03 
Elizabeth Beno, Sp. 
Lillian Case, '07 

Frances Leavitt, '03 
Edna Lockwood, '04 
Emily Brookfield, Sp. 
Fannie Brookfield, Sp, 
Barbara Vail, '05 
Edna Sawyer, '03 
Lois Thomas, Sp. 
Miriam Nelson, '05 
Helen Wallace, '04 
Martha Haskell, '06 


A L L E R L E I 

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Miss Ransom 
Miss Marston 
Miss Mullikin 


Miss Packard 
Miss Austin 
Miss Bates 
Fraulein Stuven 


Lena Armstrong 
Callie Le Seure 
Frances Leavitt 
Barbara Vail 
Edith Ebersole a 
Edna Lockwood 
Emiey Brookfield ) 
Adelle Humphrey . 
Bertha Manchester 
Helen Danforth ) 
Ella E be ling j 

. President 

J zee President 

. Secretary 


Executive Committee 

. Music Committee 

. Ushers 


Edna Lockwood . 
Emily Brookfield 
Edith Ebersole . 
Adelle Humphrey 
Barbara Vail ~\ 
Ella Ebeling >■ . 
Edna Sawyer ) 
Lillian Case 
Bertha Manchester j 
Miriam Nelson 
Elizabeth Beno ) 
Helen Wallace j 


. President 

Vice President 

. Secretary 


Executive Committee 

. Music Committee 

. . Critic 

. Ushers 

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Callie Le Seure 
Miriam Nelson 
Carrie George 
Helen Danforth 
Martha Haskell 
Be rt 1 1 a Manchester 
Helen Wallace ) 

Edna Sawyer ) 
Barbara Vail ) 
Elizabeth Beno . 
Lois Thomas ) 

Fannie Brookfield ) 

. President 

J ice President 

. Secretary 


Executive Committee 

. Music Committee 


. Ushers 

1 f 

[Irrlnt I'ltila 

I c ) 4 

A L L E R L E I 


Lasellia Club 


Isabel Blackstock, '03 
Joel Lapowski, '03 
Florence Smith, Sp. 
Marie Biddle, '03 
Katharine Jenckes, '04 
Mat? el Pooler, '03 
Elizabeth Whitley, Sp. 

Agnes Wright, Sp. 
Grace Woodworth, Sp. 
Bertha Hayden, '03 
Gladys Patterson, '04 
Corinne Richter, '04 
Grace Fuller, 'o^ 
Theodora Close, '04 

Miss White 
Mrs. Martin 
Mrs. Loomis 


Mr. Dunham 
Mr. Jewett 
Mr. Hills 
Mr. Winslow 


Joel Lapowski 
Isabel Blackstock 
Mabel Pooler 
Katharine Jenckes 
Florence Smith . 
Marie Biddle 
Elizabeth Whitley 
Agnes Wright 

Isabel Blackstock 
Florence Smith 


. President 

Vice President 

. Secretary 

Business Manager 


Executive Committee 



. President 
Vice Preside n t 


A L L E R L E I 

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Bertha Hayden . 
Katharine Jenckes 
Gladys Patterson 
Agnes Wright \ 
Grace Fuller 
Corinne Richter ) 
Theodora Close 
Grace Wood worth 

. Secretary 

Business Manager 


Executive Co?nmittee 


Mabel Pooler 
Marie Biddle 
Grace Fuller . 
Katharine Jenckes 
Corinne Richtp:r 
Joel Lapowski 
Theodora Close 
Grace Woodworth 
Gladys Patterson ) 
Bertha Hayden \ 


Vice President 


Business J fan age r 


Executive Committee 


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Delta Society 


Lucile Zeller, '04 

Ethel Hook, '04 
Sarah Hughes, '03 
Mary Goodwin, '03 
Leota Hartley, Sp. 
Jane Ford, '04 
Ethel Clark, '04 
Emma Bone, Sp. 

Edit] 1 Harber, '06 
Lucia Parcher, Sp. 
Agnes Drake, '03 
Jessica Haviland, 'o^ 
Louise Wadleigii, '04 
Edna Rogers, '06 
Ray Spitz, Sp. 
Margherita Buehner, Sp. 
Cass II-; Young, 'o^ 


Col. Homer B. Sprague. 


Leota Hartley 
Ethel Hook 
Lucile Zeller 
Sarah Hughes ) 
Mary Goodwin \ 
Ethel Hook 


. Vice President 

Secretary - Treasurer 

Executive Committee 



Lucile Zeller 
Mary Goodwin 
Sarah Hughes 

. President 

Vice President 

Secretary - Treasurer 

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Edna Rogers 
Louise Wadleigh 
Lucia Parcher 
Leota Hartley . 

Executive Committee 



Agnes Drake . 
Jessica Hayilaxd 
Ray Spit/ 
Lucia Parcher "j 
Ethel Hook ) 
Edith Harber 
Margherita Buehner 
Emma Bone 



. Vice President 

Secretary - l^rea surer 

Executive Committee 

50 ALLERLEI 1904 

Robbie and the Girl Question 

ELLOW chrysanthemums were really at the bottom of 
the matter, for if it had not been for those yellow chrys- 
anthemums Robbie would, perhaps, never have become 
acquainted with Marjory's Cousin Alice — and then Uncle 
Fred, — but that will come later. 

You see it all came about in this way : Robbie had 

vtj\ ^ /ZZgpr gjj com e from the school for boys near Boston which he 

I\ £m a ttended, to spend the Christmas holidays in his home 

in a Western city. Of course he was glad to see father 

and mother again ; still he was lonesome sometimes. If Uncle Fred had 

been there it would have been different. But as it was, there were no boys 

at all in the neighborhood ; indeed no person eligible for a playmate except 

the little girl who lived next door. 

"Why don't you get acquainted with her?" Robbie's mother had 

But Robbie had scorned the idea. Girls ! He had the utmost con- 
tempt for the silly creatures. The very name girl was followed by a 
big interrogation point in his own mind, and the warning "Dangerous! 
Beware ! " 

But one morning, when he was skating up and down the front walk on 
his new roller skates, the little girl next door came out on her porch. She 
had on a pretty red cloak with a wide lace collar over which her flaxen 
curls waved and frolicked. In one hand she carried a pair of roller skates, 
and in the other a piece of cake with chocolate frosting. 

She sat down on the steps and began putting the skates on, but her 
small ringers could not fasten the straps. 

1904 ALLERLEI 51 

"Here, that ain't the way," exclaimed Robbie, who was watching. 
"Let me fix 'em." 

So he helped her fasten the skates, and she gave him half of her cake. 

"I know who you are," she said, smiling. "You're Robbie Ains- 
worth. I'm Marjory Andrews. How old are you?" 

"I'm almost eleven," answered Robbie. 

" I'm nine. I'll be ten my next birthday," said Marjory. 

" I'll beat you down to the corner," said Robbie ; and off they went. 

That was how they became acquainted, and after that Robbie saw 
Marjory every day ; and so good a playfellow was she that he at times 
quite forgot she was only a girl. He told her all about Uncle Fred, — Uncle 
Fred who was his ideal, who went to Harvard and played on the " 'Var- 
sity." And she told him about her cousin Alice who lived in Boston, but 
who was visiting her mother then, and who could tell such beautiful fairy 
stories. So, when the time came for Robbie to go back to Redford Hall, 
he was very sorry indeed to leave Marjory. 

" Why don't you go over and bid Marjory good-by ? " said his mother 
the morning of his last day at home; he was to leave late that afternoon. 

Robbie went out and walked up and down in front of Marjory's house, 
but somehow he didn't have the courage to go in. Suddenly he saw a man 
coming down the street wheeling a cart quite filled with gorgeous yellow 
chrysanthemums, and he was calling out, "Two for ten !" (Oh that Rob- 
bie had never seen the flower man !) 

He stood hesitating a few minutes. His father had given him a snug 
little sum for spending money, and he had it in his pocket then. He 
stepped up to the flower man and bought, — yes, a whole dozen of bright, 
yellow chrysanthemums with long stems. Then, quickly, before his cour- 
age should have evaporated, he ran up the steps of Marjory's house and 
rang the bell. 

When the maid had let him into the hall he stood holding the bouquet 
behind him, his heart beating violently. Through a doorway he could see 
into the library, where Marjory and two other little girls were sitting on the 
floor playing paper dolls, and beside them sat a young woman with dark 
hair waving from her forehead, and a sweet, pleasant face, whom he 

52 ALLERLEI 1904 

instinctively knew was Marjory's Cousin Alice. She it was who came 
out into the hall. 

" Marjory wanted me to ask you to come into the library," she said 

" I can't," said Robbie. " I — I just wanted to see her a minute." 

Then Marjory came, but how unlike herself she was. She looked at 
Robbie coldly, and Robbie trembled. Then she said, " Cousin Alice, this 
is Robbie Ainsworth." 

" How do you do, Robbie," said Cousin Alice, so pleasantly that Rob- 
bie liked her at once. 

Then turning to Marjory, he stammered out, "I'm — going away to- 
day — and — and I brought — you — these." 

He held out the chrysanthemums, and Marjory took them. Just then 
came a suppressed giggle from the library. Two bright, red spots came 
into Marjory's round cheeks, and she threw the flowers on the floor. 

" I don't want them," she said, walking away. 

" Why, Marjory, aren't you ashamed," said Cousin Alice. 

But Robbie could not utter a word. Slowly he picked the flowers up. 

"You take 'em," he said desperately, holding them out to Cousin 
Alice, who took them gravely. 

But Robbie did not wait for her thanks. Oh, the shame of it! What 
would the boys say ; and Uncle Fred — would he laugh if he knew ? But it 
was no laughing matter. After that, he — Robert Ainsworth — would let 
girls well alone. 

He was so absorbed in trying to solve the question of Marjory's action 
that his mother concluded he did not want to go back to school, and she 
cried a little when she and his father went down to the station with him. 

" It's so far, Robbie," she complained. 

But Robbie reassured her by saying that he had traveled so much that 
a journey of a day and night was nothing to him. Indeed, he was very 
brave and manly as he bade her good-by ; but then he felt quite grown up, 
for did he not have on the new suit with the long trousers turned up about 
the bottoms like Uncle Fred's, for which he had teased so long? 

As the train puffed into the station, whom should he notice among the 
crowd at the ticket gate but Marjory with her father and mother, and there, 

1904 ALLERLEI 53 

too, was Cousin Alice in a dark blue traveling gown, with her face just 
shaded a little by the blue crepe veil that draped the rim of her hat. 

Marjory saw him and nodded timidly, but Robbie looked straight 

It so chanced that Cousin Alice got on the same car as Robbie, but 
she did not notice him, for she was in the front and Robbie in the rear. He 
sincerely hoped she would not notice him at all. The very sight of her 
brought the yellow chrysanthemums too vividly to mind ; and small wonder, 
for she wore one of them on her coat. 

She did not discover Robbie's presence, so well did he keep out of her 
sight, until the next morning. 

Robbie had had a good breakfast in the dining car, and was gazing 
out the window. But the telegraph poles, bare winter fields, and deserted- 
looking farmhouses flew by unnoticed, for he was puzzling over a most 
bewildering question, — the girl question. 

Just then a pleasant voice said, "Good morning, Robbie? Won't you 
have some candy?" 

There stood Marjory's Cousin Alice holding out a box filled with 
tempting chocolate creams. Of course Robbie couldn't resist. 

Then she sat down beside him. 

" I've been looking all over for you, for Marjory said you were on this 
train," she began. "And wasn't it funny that all the time we were on the 
same car. Here, I have something for you which I must not forget," and 
she handed him a little note. 

Robbie took it wonderingly, and opening read, written in a cramped 
little hand : — 

" I am awful sory bout the flowers. But Gladys Francis was in the 
library and she was watching. She teases me al the tim bout you and she 
told Nellie and Bessie you was my bow. So I did not dar take them. I 
am sorry. You will not be mad will you be? Pleas do not be. O, Robie 
you look lovly in your new suit. Marjory Louise xAndrews." 

Robbie crumpled the note up and put it in his pocket. 

" Aren't girls queer? " he said suddenly. 

" Yes, they are," agreed Cousin Alice solemnly. 

54 ALLERLEI 1904 

"You never can tell what they'll do," he went on. "I don't care 
'bout the flowers. If she didn't want 'em she didn't have to take 'em." 

" But she did want them ; that's just the trouble," said Cousin Alice. 

"Why didn't she take 'em, then?" 

" Well, you see that's because she's a girl, and girls are so queer," 
replied Cousin Alice laughing. 

"I should say they were," exclaimed Robbie. "I'm glad there are 
no girls at school. Fellows are lots nicer. Uncle Fred said girls were 
queer, too, and he knows. He's just splendid. We have such fun to- 
gether. You see he's at Harvard, and I see him often. He's on the 
'Varsity. Most likely you've heard of him, everybody has, — Fred Bron- 
son ? " 

Perhaps it was well that Cousin Alice's face was shaded by the crape 
veil, or even Robbie would have noticed its sudden paleness, and then the 
faint color that came in either cheek. 

"I think — I have heard of him," she answered, slowly. "And he's 
your uncle? " 

"Yes," said Robbie, proudly; "we're great friends. I'm going to 
Harvard, too, some day, and then when I get thru' we're going to travel 
around the world. Mama says Uncle Fred' 11 be married and won't go, 
but I said, 'No siree ; he's got too much sense.' Anyhow he thinks girls 
are queer, though he's got the pictures of lots of girls in his rooms at 
college. There's one girl 'specially, I guess he had a dozen pictures of 
her, and the fellows used to tease him 'bout her. I don't believe, though," 
Robbie added after a pause, " he ever took a girl flowers and she wouldn't 
take 'em, do you?" 

" Did you ever ask him? " she said. 

"Well, no," Robbie admitted. He sat a few minutes with a pucker 
between his brows. 

"Say," he said, "there's something kind of queer 'bout Uncle Fred 
and the girl in the pictures. Once Mama told me Uncle Fred was going to 
marry her when he had finished college. I wouldn't believe it, and he 
didn't. You see he grad'ated last year, but he's going there now so's he 
can get some more letters after his name. What do you call 'era?" 

" Degrees." 

1904 ALLERLEI 5 5 

"Yes, that's it. But it was all kind of queer," he went on. "I 
heard Mama and Aunt Hattie talkin' one day, and 'twas 'bout Uncle Fred, 
so I listened. Aunt Hattie was saying that Uncle Fred really would have 
got married, but the girl — the one in the pictures — wouldn't marry him, 
'cause she was angry with him about something she thought he wrote in a 
letter 'bout her. But he didn't write it at all. It was some one who didn't 
like Uncle Fred. Aunt Hattie said the girl in the pictures was very unjust, 
and Mama said Uncle Fred's whole life would be ruined. I don't believe 
Uncle Fred really wanted to marry a girl. Anyway I haven't any use for 
that girl in the pictures, have you? " 

"No, indeed I haven't," said Cousin Alice, firmly. 

So they talked on, and to Robbie's delight his new friend seemed 
greatly interested in hearing about Uncle Fred, about whom Robbie never 
wearied talking. 

They had lunch together, and during the afternoon Robbie told Cousin 
Alice about Redford Hall, and the tricks the boys played on poor old Pro- 
fessor Whitaker, but always the conversation reverted to Uncle Fred and 
" the girl in the pictures." 

As the time drew near for them to reach Boston Robbie became excited. 
"We'll soon be there," he kept saying. "Uncle Fred'll be in the station 
waiting for me; then he and I'll go and get a good dinner. He always 
tells me to order anything I want. You'll see him, too, and I know you'll 
like him and he'll like you." 

"But I thought he didn't like girls, and you see I'm a girl," she 
returned, with a queer little smile on her lips. 

" But you don't seem like one," Robbie reassured her. 

Robbie had to curb his eagerness somewhat, for the train was delayed, 
and as a result they were several hours late in arriving in Boston. 

"I didn't write just when I was coming," said Cousin Alice, as the train 
drew into the great rotunda of the depot. " So I know no one will be here 
to meet me. I'll hire a carriage, for I don't like to take a car so late." 

" Uncle Fred and I'll take you home," said Robbie, gallantly. 

" Oh no, I can go alone, thank you," she said, quickly. 

When they had left the train and were inside the gates Robbie looked 
eagerly about; then, suddenly, he gave a sort of Indian war whoop. 

56 ALLERLEI 1904 

" There he is," he cried ; " wait a minute and I'll get him." 

" I must go now," said Cousin Alice, hurriedly. " Good-by ; I hope 
we'll see each other again some time ; " and she held out her hand. 

" Why, don't go now," exclaimed Robbie, catching her arm excitedly. 
" I want you to get 'quainted with Uncle Fred. Wait here." And he was 
off, running toward a tall, broad-shouldered young man in a long, tan- 
colored overcoat, who was scanning the crowd of people pouring through 
the gateway. 

Robbie rushed up to him breathlessly, crying, " Uncle Fred ! " 

" Well, Bob, you at last," exclaimed Uncle Fred, joyously, as Robbie 
jumped about him. " Here I've been waiting for the last three hours. 
Come on now; we'll go and get dinner." 

" Wait a minute," Robbie put in ; u she's back there." 

"She?" said Uncle Fred in surprise. "Why you haven't had a 
flirtation on the train, Bob?" 

"No, of course not!" rejoined his young nephew, indignantly. 
"She's Marjory Andrews' Cousin Alice, and she's all right. We came 
on the train together. Come on;" and Robbie fairly pulled his uncle 
after him. 

They reached the place where she had been standing, but — she had gone ! 

" There she goes ! I see her ! " cried Robbie. 

In the big waiting room Cousin Alice had stopped for one moment to 
fasten her glove, but that was a fatal moment. Some one touched her arm, 
and, turning in startled surprise, she saw Robbie. 

"What did you run away for?" he said, "Here's Uncle Fred. 
Uncle Fred, this — gee wizz, I don't know your name — 'cept Cousin Alice." 

But it was Robbie's turn to be surprised. Uncle Fred had stopped, a 
strange expression on his handsome face; then he lifted his hat. "Miss 
Everett," he said, in a constrained voice. 

Cousin Alice looked up a little. "Mr. Bronson," she murmured. 

"You knew him all the time," Robbie gasped, when he had some- 
what recovered his bewilderment. "And you never let on, and there I 
was telling you all about him ! Well, I'll be jiggered ! But if you know 
him, why of course we can take you home." 

"No, no, Robbie," she protested, hastily. 

1904 ALLERLEI 57 

11 Yes, sir, 'cause you said there wasn't anyone to meet you," persisted 

" If you'll allow me I'll get a carriage, Miss Everett," said Uncle 
Fred; and he was off, in spite of her saying, "Oh no, Mr. Bronson." 

" Come, get in, Robbie." Uncle Fred had helped Cousin Alice into 
the carriage, and he was holding the door open for Robbie. 

" Yes, come in here, Robbie," urged Cousin Alice from within. 

But Master Robbie had other intentions. 

"No sir, you don't catch me riding cooped up in there," he said. 
" I'm going to ride with the driver; ' and he sprang up on the high seat. 

"Do come," called Cousin Alice again. 

" Two's company, three's a crowd," Robbie shouted back. 

So there was nothing for Uncle Fred to do but get in. The driver 
slammed the door, and they started. The drive was a long one, for Cousin 
Alice lived in a distant suburb. 

When at last the carriage stopped Robbie was off the box quite as soon 
as the driver. 

" Well, good night, Robbie," said Cousin Alice as she stepped out, 
and she took his sturdy little hand in hers. "You'll come to see me some 
time with — with your Uncle Fred," she said gently. 

"Is he coming to see you? Then you bet I'll come," said Robbie. 
Then, in a whisper, " Say, isn't he splendid, though?" 

" Yes, even better than you described him," she whispered back. 

"What do you mean, you young rascal, by telling the affairs of your 
uncles, cousins and aunts to people you meet on trains?" asked Uncle 
Fred, giving Robbie's ear a playful pinch as they drove to a hotel. 

" She wasn't people," said Robbie, but he looked troubled. 

"Well, never mind, it's all right. You've settled the question." 

"What question?" asked Robbie, puzzled. 

" Why, the Girl Question," responded Uncle Fred, laughing. 

e. m. c. 


A L L E R L E I 

9 4 

A Comedy of Terrors 



Cook Lady 






Mrs. L. 


. A person worthy of consideration 

Given to squelching 

Uses fair's soap 

. A ruling spirit of the kitchen 

Who is also a snob 

. A small matter 

. Great discoverer of Ho- E-la pudding 

Guests, servants, supers, chorus, etc. 


Scene : Annex kitchen. Thunder and lightning. Enter Dishwasher, 
trailing a mop behind her. 

Dishwasher : In sooth, I know not why I am so sad, but, prithee, hast 
perchance had view of my dishcloth anywhere hereabouts? 

Cook Lady : Yea, methinks I did see it beneath the stove ; or, stay — it 
may have been within the lard pail yonder. 

Housekeeper (A drawn look of pain somewhere) : It was not always 
thus ! There was a time when thought of food did give me pleasure (find- 
ing the coffee-pot and dishcloth in the coal pail). But oh, these naughty 
times ! Beshrew me if I e'er will eat again ! (Exit weeping.) 

1904 ALLERLEI 59 

Cook Lady (singing, "And the dish ran away with the spoon"): 
Ave, marry, I ween they all did that; and sith this banquet must be made, 
I must needs have wherewithal to make it. But hold ; if I bethink me right, 
this very morn I saw the sweet Dishwasher spread them on the porch to 

(Enter Pan, to do a little heavy work.) 

Enter Mrs. Loom is: Hold, — listen all ! Beneath our honored roof 

to-night some guests of great renown will grace our humble board, and 

for the coming banquet I have a pudding planned that will startle gastron- 

omv withal.* 

But hold the receipt secret tight. 
As darkest mystery of night ! 

Exeunt all, singing, — 

"Bubble, bubble, trials will double, 
Fire's out, and I smell trouble." 

*( Withal is used in three ways by Shakespeare.) 


Scene : Banqueting Hall (Annex). 

Mrs. Loomis (soliloquizing, views festive board) : If to do were as 
easy as to know what were good to do, these rocks had been biscuits, and 
this boot-leather, savorous beefsteak. It is a good cook that can follow 
my instructions. 

Enter serving woman : "Madame, dinner is served." 

Enter Host, Hostess, guests, servants, etc. 

Host : You know your own places. Sit you down. (Enter an appa- 
rition of soup.) 

Soup: Alas, I feel as weak as if I had never taken " gym," and, too, 
methinks I lack savour. (Descends.) 

Hostess graciously serves guests the tail of the beefsteak. 

First Guest (to serving woman) : Friend, Lasellian, fellow-school- 
mate, lend me an axe ! 

Serving Woman (most exceeding wroth) : Sirrah ! 

Second Guest (to biscuit) : 'Twere better me without than thee 
within. Avaunt ! Be off! 

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Third Guest (absorbing a bullet, ostrich fashion): Alas! 'tis but 
too true. They are as sick that surfeit with this fare as they that starve 
with nothing ! 

Mrs. L. (rising) : — 

t And now, my hearers, I've a treat at hand ; 
You will a pudding eat that I myself have planned. 
(Enter servant, bearing Ho-E-la pudding to the accompaniment of the 
orchestra playing loudly " Hoela.") 
First Guest (with emotion) : — 

All that glistens is not gold ; 
Often have you heard that told. 
Many of us our lives would sell 
If what's inside we could tell. 

(All eat pudding.) 

Second Guest (aside) : I will not yield, though even now I wot I see 
the carrion Death approach me. (Finishes pudding.) 
(Hostess rings in hospital corps.) 
(Exeunt all on stretchers.) 


{Amid thunderous applause.} 

tNoTE. — Rhyme is always used by Spear Shake in moments of great emotion. 


Encyclopedia Lasellica 

BESIDES being a dictionary, giving reliable instruction on all subjects 
and imparting general knowledge on everything, this lexicon contains 
many articles, tables and statistics, making it a valuable encyclopedia 
of universal information. In fact, we may modestly state that 
nothing has been omitted. 

Absentee. — One who absents himself voluntarily or otherwise, depending 
on the amount of courage possessed by the absentee. A voluntary ab- 
sentee receives an unexcused absence ; an involuntary absentee, a pill 
and an " M. L. N." The latter is much more difficult to obtain than 
the former, and more effectual in results. For authority of this subject 
consult "List of Unexcused Absences," Bulletin Board; also, see 
"Windy"— and F. H. B. 

Auction. — An event participated in with pleasure as an occasion to devote to 
the last magazine, writing home letters, or to finish up the week's 

Box* — There are many species of box, the best known of which is " A box 
from home." The contents of this is varied, depending on the indi- 
vidual by whom it is first opened. If by a preceptress it contains 
Huyler's, broiled chicken, chocolate cake and preserves. If opened by 
a student the contents consists of clothes. In exceptional cases boxes 
have been found by a preceptress to contain clothes and by a student 
to hold other things. This is because of artistic skill and foresight in 

Borrow* — To ask and receive a gift. 

62 ALLERLEI 1904 

Busy Sign* — A small scrap of paper on which one inscribes "Busy" or 
"Engaged," when wishing diversion. Hung outside the door it is 
the signal for all who pass to rap and enter, and amuse the "busy" 
one with entertaining tales of their country home, the second girl, or 
the fierce scrape Cousin Jack got into last year at Harvard. Or the 
visitors may ask advice about their love affairs, or assistance in their 

Caller* — i- Formerly a visitor (obsolete). 2. A person, generally male, 
who, in the guise of a relative or friend of the family, enters a building 
— usually a boarding school — on the pretext of calling on one of the 
students. His real purpose, however, is to spy on the interior work- 
ings of the institution, to observe the ways and customs of the teachers, 
and to carry away any loose articles of decorations as souvenirs. 

Case* — A dangerous malady, otherwise known as a strike ; a contagious 
disease ; prevalent in its most deadly form in densely populated com- 
munities, such as boarding schools. Scientific research has disclosed 
the following symptoms, with the hope that at their first appearance 
all energies will be exerted to nip the disease in the bud : first, a ten- 
dency by the victims for seeking and enjoying the exclusive company 
of each other ; jealousy toward outsiders ; a pronounced increase in the 
florist's bill of each, or the receipt of anonymous pieces of floral deco- 
ration furtively left at the door of one or the other. From the latter 
symptom it may also be deduced that the disease first contracted by 
one has been transmitted to the other through the medium of flowers. 
The subject of cases has been thoroughly investigated by Dr. George, to 
whom we refer you for all further information. 

Church Fever* — A very contagious disease, prevalent among schoolgirls. 
No absolute cure has been discovered to prevent it. Often diagnosed 
as backache, headache, sore throat or indigestion. 

Class Meeting"* — An assembly which Seniors often hold daily ; to which 
Juniors have to be dragged ; that Sophomores wish they had, and of 
which Freshmen are innocent. A name, the synonym of which is the 
perpetration of dark, mysterious deeds, subtle, uncanny preparations, 

1904 ALLERLEI 63 

and a weird and awfully secrecy. Sometimes resembles a woman's 
rights meeting; often emulates a Yale-Harvard football match, and 
occasionally is a good imitation of the encounter of the Indians and 
Custer in his last right. 

Crackers* — A broad and liberal term, including all known manufactured 
food preparations. Used in certain localities with " fruit," as the idiom 
" crackers and fruit." This is a synonym for everything eatable under 
the sun. 

Cousin (from cozen, to cheat). Gets its present meaning from the fact that 
persons passing as " cousins" in this region are generally fictitious. 

Dictionary* — An article which meekly undergoes abuse in the elocution 
classes. If Daniel Webster is being quoted, will stand most anything. 

Kimono* — A costume equally suited for a morning or house gown, after- 
noon affairs, evening social events, theatricals, and everyday wear. 
Economical and attractive. 

Lend* — To make a present of. 

Lost Drawer* — An article of convenience never known to have been lost 
yet. Any personal belonging once entering this drawer is, however, 
lost to sight forever. 

Love* — (The editorial staff disagreed so strongly on this question that 
explanation has been omitted.) 

Nancy Hanks* — A steed of charitable interests badly overworked from 
carrying the Latin class. An Arabian charger who neighs only in 
blank verse. 

Post-office Key* — An artistic ornament for the hair, generally worn dangling 
from a hairpin. 

Photograph* — A convenient article, a collection of which form a diverse 
and multiplexuous substitute for wall paper. The usual kind, much 
sought after, is that representing the head and shoulders of a young 
man, often varied by different styles of wearing apparel, or by position ; 

64 ALLERLEI 1904 

occasionally a full-length view being utilized. If the walls are to pre- 
sent a bizarre effect, photographs of the same, in groups, are intro- 
duced in different spots ; or, a vogue in style at present, the gentlemen 
are pictured in football costume, in athletic or swimming suits, walk- 
ing, driving, at home, on the back stoop, in disguise, etc. To be fash- 
ionable the wall covering must consist strictly of pictures of men ; the 
correct way of obtaining which is for a young lady to offer to exchange 
immediately after having been introduced. 

Privileges* — A word of indefinite origin, believed to have been first used by 
the Class of '02. There are Senior privileges, such as that of going to 
Keith's, if desired; Junior privileges, too numerous to specify; and 
"social privileges." Mistakes may often arise from a misunderstand- 
ing of the meaning of this word ; for further explanation, see Lasell 
Catalogue unabridged and Guide to Life at Lasell. 

Senior* — A word derived from Latin "senior," meaning older. This is 
used only in a comparative sense, and does not apply at all to the time 
when actions speak louder than words. A person of great authority 
and dignity ; the pride of an awed, admiring family, and the recipient 
of innumerable, untiring attentions from an individual designated as 
" supe/' The Senior reaches her zenith of glory at a time called 
"class night." After the short period called Commencement, she 
resigns herself to everlasting obscurity. 

Shoehorn* — An article used for spreading butter, serving deviled ham, 
opening letters, and pounding nails. 

Silent Hour. — Time devoted to making calls, hair laundering, letter writing, 
reading Smart Set, practicing elocution lessons, counting laundry, 
writing compositions for the coming week, and the hundred other little 
things that cannot be accomplished in study hour. 

Sofa* — An article found in parlors ; strictly for ornament. Fine imposed 
on couples occupying the same, the amount collected to be sent for the 
benefit of foreign missionaries. 

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Stepladder* — Something supposed to be stationed in every hall for purpose 
of hanging pictures, but which is found to be a myth. Probably existed 
in pre-historic times, but is not discernible at the present date. 

Supe> — !• An indispensable attachment to a Senior, supposed to aid, advise, 
assist, help and wait on the same (obsolete). 2. An easy-going indi- 
vidual who accepts favors and presents from her Senior, and allows 
the same to do her errands in Boston on Mondays. 

Transom, — If open, a conversation carried on behind one of these useful 
articles will successfully waken a corridor of girls. May be used to air 
your room and your secrets at the same time. 

Walking" Period, — The time between 2.20 and 3.00. Commonly used for 
cooking lessons, Leaves Association meetings, lectures, auctions, 
Shakespeare recitations, class meetings, play rehearsals, vocal lessons, 
chorus and examinations. 

Waltham* — An obscure hamlet, noted for its variety of birthday gifts suita- 
ble for distant relatives. 

Work. — Something we've all done for the Allerlei. 

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The Masquers 

HE Masquers Society was founded in December, 1903. 
Its purpose is dramatic and social, and its aim is to en- 
\ gender loyal school spirit, and imbue a liberal feeling of 
M fellowship among all the girls. Requirements for mem- 
bership do not consist alone in dramatic ability, but also 
in possessing the liberal spirit of the Society. 
^7^ Applications will be received from any desiring to 

join, the Society reserving the right to vote upon them. 

Ethel Bain Hook 
Edna Mercy Sawyer 
Adelle Humphrey 
Gladys Patterson 
Edna May Rogers 
Ray Beulah Spitz 
Lena Armstrong 
Ethel M. Clarke 
Edna Harrison Lockwood 
Agnes Drake 


Corinne Elizabeth Richter 
Mary Luctle Zeller 
Edith Clara Harber 
Annie Glenn 
Elizabeth Beno 
Helen E. Wallace 
Bertha Brigham Hayden 
Martha Gay Haskell 
Meta M. Buehner 
Callie Le Seure 

Frances Leavitt 


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Ethel Hook 
Edna Sawyer 
Gladys Patterson . 
Adelle Humphrey 
Ray Spitz > 

Adelle Humphrey j 

Edna Sawyer 
Edna Rogers 

Edna Sawyer 
Ray Spitz 
Edna Lockwood . 
Lena Armstrong 
Gladys Patterson 
Lucile Zeller 
Edna Rogers 


B u s in ess Ma it age r 


Property Ma it 


Executive Committee 


Secretary -Treasurer 

Stage Manager and Property Man 

. Janitor 

Executive Committee 

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I ii sir net 07" 

Mary Conover 

Laura Simons 

Ethel Crosby 


Edith Solomon 

Edna Lockwood 

Edna Sawyer 

Jessica Haviland 

Blanche Harber 
Helen Haskell 
Marie Wilson 

Edith McMullen 
Maude Marriott 

Anna Andrews 

Ethel Hook 

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7 1 




Joel Lapowski, '03 
Frances Leayitt, '03 
Miriam Nelson, 'o^ 
Carrie George, '03 


Vice President 




Miss Ransom 
Callie Le Seure, '03 
Helen Danforth, Sp. 
Florence Smith, Sp. 
Ida Mallorv, '03 

Gladys Patterson, '04 
Ray Spitz, Sp. 
Janet Bryce, '06 
Isabel Blackstock, '03 
Ella Ebeling, '04 

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Glee Club 

Ethel Hook, '04 . . President, Accompanist 

Edna Sawyer, '03 . . Secretary -Treasurer 

Jane Ford, '04 ..... Librarian 

Isabel Blackstock, '03 . . Business Alanager 

Florence Smith, Sp., Assistant Accompajtist, Critic 
Miss Bates ...... Director 


Agnes Drake, '03 
Jane Ford, '04 
Lucia Parcher, Sp. 
Florence Grout, Sp. 


Edna Sawyer, '03 
Isabel Blackstock, '03 
Florence Hellman, Sp, 
Ethel Clarke, '04 



Barbara Vail, '05 
Mabel Carter, '04 
Anne Glenn, '05 
Mary Conover, Sp. 

Miss Bates 
Roberta Clark, '05 
Janice Griffin, '04 
Lucile Zeller, '04 

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Joel Lapowski 
Miriam Nelson 
Callie Le Seure 
Katharine Jenckes 
Ella Ebeling 
Constance Erdman . 


. First Lieuteiiant 

Second Lieutenant 

First Sergeant 

Second Sergeant 

Third Sergeant 


Carrie George 
Mabelle Whitney . 
Bertha Manchester 
Jane Ford 
courteney harlan 
Sarah Soule 


, First Lieut en aitt 

Second Lieutenant 

First Sergeant 

Second Sergeant 

Third Sergeant 


Lena Armstrong 
Marie Biddle . 
Alice Stahl 
Barbara Vail . 
Ida Mallory 



First Lieutenant 

First Sergeant 

Second Sergeant 

. Adjutant 


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Orphean Club 


Mr. Henry M. Dunham 


Miss Florence M. Smith Miss Nellie Nutt 

Elizabeth Beno 
Emma Bone 
Marguerita Buehner 
Bessie Dennis 
Agnes Drake 
Jane Ford 
Florence Grout 


Mabel Harrison 
Maud Marriott 
Beatrice Pope 
Lucia Parcher 


Marguerita Spang 
Helen Wallace 
Helen Orcutt 

Isabel Blackstock 
Adelle Bach 
Edith Burke 
Mabel Carter 
Ethel Clarke 

Roberta Clark 
Ethel Crosby 
Anne Glenn 
Janice Griffin 


Emily Hale 
Nellie Hart 
Edith Harber 
Bertha Hayden 
Ida Mallory 


Marjorie Halliday 
Florence Hellman 
Ethel Hook 
Edna Sawyer 
Lucile Zeller 

Florence Hellmax, 

The Right Royal High A T oble Lady Musical Director 
Grace Hardy ......... Soprano 

Ella Ebelixg . . . . . . . Mezzo- Baritino 

Edna Lock wood ....... Squeal o- Agitato 

Joel Lapowski . . . . . . .• Rasso- Thunder oso 


Edna Sawyer 
Jo Holmes 
Fan Brookfield 

Marie Biddle 
Bertha Hayden 
Ethel Hook 


Miss Carpenter Mr. Bell 


Edna Rogers 

Florence Smith, 

Keeper of the Golden Hammer a?td Grand Arch-slammer 

Elizabeth Beno ) . . _ . 

_ . _, \ Administrators of Jr'irst Aid to the Injured 

Mabel Fooler ) ^ J 

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Christian Endeavor Society 

Edith Ebersole ........ President 

Lucy Moore ........ Vice Preside7tt 

Ethel Crosby ....... Secretary - Treasurer 

Barbara Vail ....... Lookout Committee 

Marian Atwell ..... Prayer Meeting Committee 

Julia Martin . . . . . . . Music Co?n?nittee 

Callie Le Seure ..... Ejitertaiument Committee 


Missionary Society 

Ida Mallory ......... President 

Isabel Blackstock ....... Vice President 

Mabelle Whitney ........ Secretary 

Barbara Vail ...... Corresponding Secretary 

Callie Le Seure ........ Treasurer 

Lilian Packard . . . . . . Executive Committee 

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Song of Otty Four 

^T Far and wide among the building 

Spread the famous name of Juniors. 
Xo class could outdo the Juniors, 
None could imitate the Juniors. 
But the Faculty, mischievous, 
They the ones who give the lessons, 
They the ones who give permissions, 
Plotted and conspired against them. 
'• If these mighty Juniors," said they, 
" If these overpowering Juniors, 
Keep on thus a little longer. 
Showing all the world their prowess, 
Filling all the world with wonder. 
What becomes of us poor teachers? 
Who will care for us poor teachers?" 
So the Faculty so angry 
Met together in their talk room, — 
Held a seance in the office ; 
All conspired to down the Juniors. 
So they summoned all their magic, 
Summoned all the little spirits ; 
And the Manito, the big chief, 
He who takes the list of whisp'rers, 
Peers around for those that whisper, 
Said, and waved his eagle feather, 
Cried aloud, "O mighty Juniors, 
Vain are all your craft and cunning, 
Vain your triumphs and your prowess ! 
Well I know you, O you Juniors ! " 
" Ugh ! " the teachers all responded 
From their seats around the table. 
Then the Juniors met together, 
Had a meeting in their wigwam. 

Very crafty, very cunning, 
Were these overpowering Juniors ; 
And their leader warned them often, 
Saying oft, and oft repeating, 
" O, beware of all the teachers, 
And beware of telling secrets. 
Keep your secrets very quiet, 
Lest the evil spirits hear you, 
Lest the spirits come and harm you ! " 
Long they talked in peace together, 
Spake with naked hearts together ; 
Pondering much and much contriving 
How the Junior Class might prosper. 
Now the watchful spirit Katchum, 
And his brother, Kilaneetum, 
Overheard this darksome plotting, 
Came and listened to this plotting. 
And that night they told a teacher, 
In a dream appeared before her, 
Warned her to beware the Juniors. 

^T Many moons since then have hastened, 

Many days to night have faded. 
Never bloomed the earth so gayly, 
Never so well mown our campus ; 
And the black-robed braves, the Seniors, 
Never had they walked so proudly ! 
At Wanamaker's, Queen of Hustlers, 
Business had not prospered thusly 
Since the Flood, the days of Noah ; 
And the very town was wakened, — 
Auburndale the dead had wakened ! 
What means all this mirth and gayety ? 


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19 4 

Why this pleasantness, this thusness? 
Why this "life" and "joy" and "glory"? 
Why " Dear Everyone, I love you " ? 
Who are these with happy faces ? 
Who are these with hats expansive, 
Hats with Otty Four, expansive, — 
And with heads that amply fill them? 
Pleasant was the sunshine round them, 
Pleasant were their hearts within them. 
For behold the Juniors mighty ! 
See the Junior Class triumphant ! 
All that they had done had prospered ; 
All their projects had succeeded. 
Recognized were they as chieftains, 
First among the classes were they ! 
All the braves bowed down before them, 
Humbly bowed themselves before them, 
Bought their Allerlei, the year book, 
And to pay for it remembered. 
In the lovely Moon of Strawberries, 
In the Gym their foils they buried, 

All their Indian clubs discarded, 
Washed the warpaint from their faces. 
And the Faculty, benignant, 
Buried all their warlike weapons, 
Lived in peace forever after. 
With a common love for music, 
All forgot their strife in music ; 
Smoked the calumet, the peace pipe, 
Heard the organ play, the pieced pipe. 
Ended all were their contentions, 
Ended all their mischief-making, 
All their " cutting," and their shirking, 
All their different disagreements. 
Thus departed all the Juniors, 
All the Junior Class beloved, 
In the glory of the springtime, 
In the joy of going homeward, 
With the long months of vacation 
Stretching blissfully before them ; 
And the thoughts of next year distant, 
And the triumphs which await them ! 

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Answers to Correspondents; or, Snide Talks 

with Girls 

By Countess de Cough-Belle 

Chateau Crazy-Crank, April 10, 1903. 
To my dear A. C. W. : — 

No; we do not consider it good form to use the title "Mister" in 
speaking of any very famous man, especially if the person in question 
possesses a title of nobility. We should, therefore, recommend saying Walter 
Scott or Sir Walter Scott in preference to Mr. Walter Scott. Thanking 
you in advance for the gratitude with which you receive my advice, I am 

Sincerely yours, 

Countess de Cough-Belle. 

To Madame la Countess : — 

I am a constant and admiring reader of your columns, by which you 
have helped so many with your kind advice, of which I am now in need. 
I am a young girl of seventeen, and am constantly receiving nattering 
attentions from gentlemen much my superiors in age. It is a continual 
source of annoyance to me that I cannot make my girl friends believe in 
their overwhelming affection for me, even by reading aloud their most 
ardent letters. Kindly instruct me as to some method I may use, and 
believe me, 

Dejectedly yours, 

An Ardiferous Admirer. 

To Ours Dejectedly : — 

We can only advise you to scorn this skeptical attitude of your friends. 
They may some day awake from their pin-headed skepticism to a full 
realization of your lovable qualities. 

82 ALLERLEI 1904 

To :— 

Yes ; you have the elite of Laselle to support you with regard to rules 
for dressing for breakfast. The most approved method is as follows : when 
the bell rings place your cuff-links and other small accessories of the toilet 
in your mouth ; seize your belt and stock firmly between your teeth, pull 
on your shoes, and run. At the head of the first stair stop everyone behind 
you while you fasten your shoes. Then in your rush down the first flight, 
if you are very skillful you will succeed in adjusting the hairpins and combs 
in your hair and in fastening your stock. The rest can easily be arranged 
in the next two flights. If anyone comes in your way, knock her down 
and pass on. Push the door of the dining room open, and dash to your 
place while grace is being said. Perseverance is the only true way to 
success. Practice this faithfully every morning and you will soon attain 

My dear C. R. Goldilocks : — 

In answer to your questions I can say only this, — that elocution is very 
delightful in its place, but there are not many persons who are lovers of 
literature to such an extent that they care to be awakened with the birds by 
the sonorous tones of Spartacus. 

To E. T. :— 

You committed no desecration the night of the inaugural recital by 
wearing the tassel of your Senior cap in back. It is not the proper way to 
wear it, however, so do not do it again until you are a Ph.D. Before 
Commencement wear the tassel over the left side in front. No ; I should 
not think that your attack of the mumps was caused by your mistake. 

Song Bird : — 

Singing is a beautiful accomplishment, and, as you say, a great deal 
of practice is necessary for attaining any degree of excellency. This prac- 
ticing may be done in a practice room or in your own room ; above all, be 
careful to choose some place where it will not disturb your friends. Do 
not rehearse your music in passing to and from practice, classes, etc. 

1904 ALLERLEI 83 

Guyed to Life 

I'm a little square, white card, 

And I'll own I'm often marred, 

For the girls don't always handle me with care; 

In one corner I've a string, 

Which is tied through a small ring, 

And I'm hung upon a tack (a thing quite rare). 

I'm on the back of every door, 

In every room on every floor, 

And so you see I must be known quite well ; 

I've a title that should take, 

Also rules that none must break ; 

I'm the Guide to Life at that good place, — Lasell. 

There are days when you must work, 
There are days when work you shirk, 
But the former crowd the latter out of sight ; 
There are nights when you may play, 
Though they're scarce enough, you'll say, 
But to break my rules will get you in a plight. 

It is my sad work to tell 

That you get up with the bell, 

And at seven-thirty down to breakfast go ; 

Take your time and stay till eight, 

Never leave food on your plate, 

And I'll advise you, — always eat your meals quite slow. 

84 ALLERLEI 1904 

Then you march off to the gym., 

Martial strains are played with vim, 

And young Amazons you must try to become ; 

If your appetite is poor, 

And you think you're failing sure, 

You will find that this will always help you some. 

It is my glad work to tell 

That there's another little bell, 

That tinkles 'ere the morning is quite done ; 

And to lunch it summons all, — 

It's a truly gladsome call, 

And you'll willingly in that direction run. 

Apropos of meals, I'll say, 

That your absence or delay 

Will mean that you must give a real good cause ; 

You must use paper and pen, 

Have a note signed " M. L. N.," 

Or you'll find that complications make you pause. 

There's still another little bell, 

Which I think you like quite well, 

For it bids you get your wraps and go to walk ; 

Do not loiter as you go, 

Not too fast or not too slow, 

Take a chum or two and have a good old talk. 

At three your walk must end, 

And your weary way you'll trend 

Away up to your room to study some ; 

This is study hour, they say, 

And at this time each day 

You must put aside your rollicking and fun. 

At 5.15 there is a sound, 

That makes your heart jump with a bound, 

For it says to you that dinner is most done ; 

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Then, in a quarter of an hour, 

Another sound of greater power, 

Seems to urge you in a voice most human, " Come ! " 

Ninety minutes more are spent, 

While many heavy heads are bent 

In study, and no visiting is allowed ; 

But at nine, — well, I can't tell 

All the effects of that bell, 

You would appreciate it could you see the crowd. 

In and out of rooms they fly, 

Every voice is lifted high, 

And 'tis always, " Good night, honey ! Good night, dear ! " 

Till at 9.10 there rings a bell, 

And I hardly need to tell, 

How quickly they all scatter, — is it fear? 

One little box, I've heard it said, 

On Sunday mornings is well fed 

With great quantities of " sham pain." 'Tis too bad ! 

Some really have to stay at home, 

And in their rooms remain alone ; 

O, would that I for these a remedy had ? 

On Mondays things are a bit changed, 

For lots of girls have it all arranged 

To do some shopping or some business to transact , 

While others stay at home and clean, 

For they their share of play have seen, 

But on Monday eve the wanderers all come back. 

And now I, the Guide to Life, 

I who have seen neither care nor strife, 

Am going to end my lengthy story here ; 

Through a week I've taken you, — 

A Lasell week, — and 'tis true, 

I wish that it might be a Lasell year ! 

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Lasell Bullets 

I. B. One of the Trustees. 

L. Z. Busy running Faculty meetings. 

M. P. Down on her father. 

F. S— th. Snobbish, and knows it. 

E. S — r. Looking for trouble. 

C. E--man. Has jugular veins, cerebellums and ventricals. 

Go it, Jane, talk fast ; life's short at best. 

Is "Hump" back? 

Who saw ** Teddy" close? 

What did Ethel Hook? 

Is u Mannie" cured? 

R. B. S. Talks of Archie in her dreams. 

E. A. E. Thinks a cemetery is a cute place. 

E. C-b- (in Livy). " Hannibal held his breath." 

Allerlei Editors. Oh, for a joke ! 

H. H-k-11. "Oh, I can't!" 

A. B-ch. Doesn't like food. 

E. S-man. Has " An Ideal Man." 

M-b-l-e C— t-r. Unparalleled, invincible and unsquelchable. 

A Tragedy in Four Acts 

Act I. Auburn Street. 

Act II. Banana Peel — 

Act III. Pretty Senior. 

Act IV. Virginia Reel. 

1904 ALLERLEI 87 

" Dear Everybody, I Love You ! " 

i. Mannie and Harbor, E. 

2. Higley and Krause 

3. Armstrong and Leavitt 

4. Mrs. Loomis and Mademoiselle 
5. Beno and Wallace 

6. Riddle, Lapowski, J. and Jenckes 

7. F. Brookfield and Night- Watchman 

8. This, that and the other 
9. Wadleigh and Parcher 

10. Mrs. Martin and Everybody 

11. Fuller, Richter and Woodworth 

12. Mr. and Mrs. Bell 
13. Lois and Hall Centre 

14. Mallory and the Strenuous Life 

1^. Harlan and Leonard 

16. Lockwood and Pawtucket 
17. Hardy and Wellesley College 

18. Eliason and Her Lessons 

19. Bryce and Hamilton 

20. Simons and Her Relations 
21. Edna S. and Dynamite 

22. Rogers and Miss Potter 

23. Richter and Elocution 

24. Danforth, H. and Ebeling 
25. Grindle and Anything Handy 

26. C. George and (changed since this went to press) 

27. Juniors and Their Hats 


Boston seems a-calling me. 
Rushing off with wildest glee, 
Out of Auburndale I flee, 
Kind of glad to be set free. 
End of this you can't help see. 

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The Faculty at Lasell are certainly enterprising. An entertainment 
recently given by them for the school was very interesting, and consisted of 
the following programme, of which the essays by different teachers were 
striking features : — 

i. Prelude (piano) ........ Wordsworth 

Miss Carpenter. 

2. Nocturnal Perambulations (essay). 

Miss Potter. 

3. Debate : "Resolved, that co-educational dancing be permitted at Lasell." 

Negative, Mr. Winslow. 
Affirmative, Miss Packard. 

4. Selected Reading from Milton's " Paradise Obtained." 

Miss Austin. 

5. Spanish Song : "Driving Home the Cows" (Chinese as I have it heard). 

Mlle. Le Royer. 

6. Essay: "Pills I Have Met." 

Miss Nutt. 

7. Heart-to-heart Talk with Females. 

Mr. Bell. 

8. Recitation : " Stars I Have Known." 

Mr. Winslow. 

9. Duet: " The Wanamaker Gavotte." 

Misses Potter and Blaisdell. 

Poor Supie. 

Miss W. : Thank you, Supie, for making my bed this morning. 

Supie : Oh, you're welcome. Was it made right? 

Miss W. : Well, yes ; but you had better tuck it in at the back and pull 
the couch-cover up further, and turn it so that the torn place won't show, 
and let it hang over more. And don't put the blue pillow too near the light, 
and when the sun shines brightly put that light-striped blanket over the foot- 
board, so that the couch-cover won't fade. And, oh ! be sure to have all 
the covers smooth and tucked in firmly at the foot. Thank you ! 

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Three Times a Day 

or ("as Sir Henry would say ") 

A dictatorial Tragedy 

Diagrammed in a Manner Accepted by Shakespearean Authorities as One That 

the Youngest Child May Understand 

yS Turning Point. 

.Irish Stew 




J>/ Scene III. One-half / 

j£y hour later. Roast / 

> \ 

Scene IV. VrX 

r*/ pork is served. A / 

z \ 

© \ 

More horrors V f }> 

>Jy mysterious sense of / 

© \ 
< N 

perpetrated. \ 

>/ heaviness felt by / 
/ aIK / 


\ "Do or die." \ 

/ QUICK / 



CONSUMPTION/ SceneH - The Din- 

h Scene V. 


/ ing Room. Enter soup 

< manfully devour snow \ 

1 / minus salt. Victims un- 

^ pudding 

while singing \ J 

\ / conscious of their fate. 

g the last verse of "Heaven \ / 

\ / Descending action begins. 

o \ / 
£ is not reached at a single gulp" \ / 


\ Scene 1. The Kitchen. Chaos. 

^ Scene VI. 

fS cot beds. 

z .. , 

w ative and 

Gym spread with / 
The Nutt Restor- / 
Non -Intoxicant / 

\ Mr. Smith discovered hunt- 

o / 
Pain Eradicator passed / 

\. ing for the salt. The ice 

round, 5 cents a sniff. / 

X. cream, too, is missing. 

Dirge by Mando- COMPLETE 

lin Club. 



— -rTrvii 


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A L L E R L E I 

19 4 

Of Interest to Juniors. 




Lena Armstrong has lost her 

Marie Biddle keeps tabs on her . 

Isabel Blackstock has a dramatic . 

Agnes Drake has a literary . 

Edith Ebersole is well acquainted with her 

Constance Erdman is afraid of her 

Carrie George has a case on her . 

Marie Gibert has an intellectual . 

Mary Goodwin has a u dear" 

Bertha Hayden and Room 5 don't know hei 

Sarah Hughes wants introduction to her 

Joel Lapowski misses her 

Frances Leavitt has a poetical 

Callie Le Seure is fond of her 

Ida Mallory has a conscientious . 

Helen Orcutt has lemonade from her . 

Mabel Pooler uses her 

Edna Sawyer has two rival . 

Sarah Soule is easy on her . 

Elizabeth Thorne caught a cold from her 

Mabelle Whitney works her 

(Helen Wallace 

(Corinne Richter 

(Gladys Patterson 

(Jo Holmes 

(Edna Lockwood 

(Lucile Zeller 

(Bertha Manchester 

(Louise Wadleigh 

(Edith Govert 

(Ethel Hook 

(Jennie Hamilton 

(Theodora Close 

(Julia Martin 

(Ethel Clark 

(Courteney Harlan 

(Alice Stahl 

(Katharine Jenckes 

(s)(EllaEbeling,M. J. 

(Lucy Moore 

(Inez Fries 

(Jane Ford 

What Came Back? 

She bought some little markers, 

And she sewed them on her clothes. 

She marked each garment carefully, 

And laid them out in rows. 

With mind at ease from this dread care, 

She put them in the sack, 

And Monday after luncheon 




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A. M 


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Our Schedule As Our Brothers Imagine It. 

Rising Gong. 
Breakfast in Bed. 
Lessons in Manners. 

Quail on Toast. Squab. 

Roast Beef. Oysters. 

Individual Ices. 

Demi-Tasse. Fruit Cake. 

Drill in Correct Standing Position. 


Advanced Lecture on Slang. 



Writing Letters. 

Begin to Dress for Dinner. 

End of Dressing for Dinner. 


Roast Duck. Lobster Newburg. 

Frogs' Legs. 
Angel Cake. College Ice. 

7.30 p. m. Men Callers and Dancing. 
1 1.30 " Bed Time. 
12.00 " Midnight Spread. 
'Candy distributed free of charge during recitations. 

I2.00 M. 
I2.20 P. M. 

I. OO 





Here's Where We Draw The Line. 


" Delicious" Corn Soup. Black Bean Soup. 

Tripe. Boiled Onions. Potato Salad. 

Sausage. Egg Omelette (Special Brand). 

Creamed Beef (?) Salad. Purple Cabbage. 

Wiggle Pudding. Tapioca Pudding. 

Nervous Chill with Chastised Cream. Custard Sauce. 



A L L E R L E I 

19 4 

And Father Pays The Bills. 

Violets, roses, pinks galore, 

A Senior's heritage seem to be; 
At night, for air, outside the door, 

By day, worn proud that all may see. 

Chrysanthemums, carnations red, 
And daffodils; who sends them all? 

Did some one mention " Cousin" Ned? — 
The Harvard man who came last fall ? 

That chap from Yale? the Princeton lad . . . 

But now to read the card I stoop ; 
This practice has become the fad — 

" To Betty, from her loving Supe." 

Extracts From a Freshman's Cash Account. 


Rec'd, $15.00. 




1. 00 

Symphony Tickets 


Missionary Donation 




Carfare and Sundries 


Crackers and Fruit 


Class Dues 


Doctor's Bill 





Rec'd, $15 



. $1.50 









Flowers for Crush 



1. 00 

Midnight Lunches 


Class Dues . 

• J 5 

Accounts Doctored 



In The Library. 

Miss W. : Where did Wordsworth graduate? 

Miss S. : At Cambridge. 

Miss W. : Oh, did he go to Harvard ? 

19 4 

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As We Know Them ! 


Bunny ; 






The other 



•Sweet Squash 
Nancy Hanks 



The Great Unreliable 


Precious Pie 


Notice. — Anyone guessing greatest number of these names, and send- 
ing guess with two dollars, will receive an Allerlei free. 

From One of Them. 

I remember, I remember, 

How in days that are gone by, 
The Junior Board of Editors 

Would meet and make a try, 
With eagerness and courage, 

To write an Allerlei. 

I remember, I remember, 

How in vain their thoughts did soar, — 
The celestial spark of poesy 

And wisdom came no more ; 
And five-fifteen approaching 

Quite convinced them 'twas a bore, — 
And a sorry pack of Juniors 

Sadly filed out from the door. 

In Lit. Class. 

Miss C. : Cassar Augustus lived at the time of Christ. When was 
that ? 

Miss R. : About 406 B. C. 

" I fear," said the postage stamp on the student's letter to her pa, " I 
fear I'm not sticking to facts." 

94 ALLERLEI 1904 


Nothing to do but Work" 


You awake — or you ought to — at sound of the gong, 

And must hasten to dress, for jour time is not long; 

You run down the stairs and rush to your place, 

Quite happy the door was not shut in your face ; 

And though all through breakfast you are chatty and gay, 

Grewsome thoughts will steal in of the lessons that day. 

You've just thirty minutes and lots to achieve, 

So you finish your sausage and hasten to leave ; 

You borrow a sweeper and set your room right, 

Then turn to the lessons you've left from last night. 

Now a rush in the hall — an unladylike shout — 

Announces the fact that the mail's been put out, 

And though you're expecting the chapel bell's ring, 

And are really quite certain you won't get a thing, 

You put down your books and hunt for your key, 

Then dash down the hall yelling, "Any for me? " 

Now the chapel bell sounds, and your work has begun, 

While as yet not a one of your lessons is done. 

You must go to your classes and make a big bluff, 

For of course they will say, " You've had time enough ! " 

So the hours hurry by 'til twenty minutes past two, 

When according to rules some walking you do ; 

But although chummy's waiting, and the sunshine is bright, 

You think of the letters you really should write. 

And when you return your work's still not complete, 

For there're periods of drilling and cooking to meet. 

Sometimes, by good chance, you've your lessons all learned, 

And think to enjoy the evening you've earned ; 

But just when affairs seem going all right, 

Announcement is made of a lecture that night. 

"Now, surely," you think, as you hop into bed, 

" Our cares are all vanished, our hurry is fled ; " 

Yet ofttimes the kitchen stove smokes, and you wake, 

Crying, " Fire ! " with wild schemes of which hat you will take ; 

And the least of your troubles is nightly to dream 

Of your German, of Archie, or perchance of ice cream. 

So you long for a time when you'll not have to shirk 

In order to do something else besides work. 


A L L E R L E I 

19 4 



Foreword . 

Board of Editors . . . 

Faculty . 

Senior Class .... 

Senior Class History 

Junior Class .... 

Chronicle of Class of '04 

Sophomore Class 

History of Class of 1905 

Freshman Class 

Freshman Class History . 

Specials . . . . . 

Preparatory Class 

The History of Lasell 

S. D. Society . 

Lasellia Club 

Delta Society . . . - . 

Robbie and the Girl Question 

A Comedy of Terrors 

Encyclopedia Lasellica 

The MAsquERs . 

The Studio .... 

Canoe Club . . . . . 

Glee Club .... 


Orphean Club 
Anvil Chorus . 

Christian Endeavor Society 
Missionary Society 
Song of Otty Four 
Answers to Correspondents 
Guyed to Life 
Lasell Bullets . 
"Nothing to do but Work" 








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19 4 

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Kodaks, Cameras and bupphes 

There are no Kodaks but Easlman's. 

A vacation without a Kodak is a vacation washed. 

The Kodak Developing Machine simplifies Kodakery. Prices from $2 to $ 1 0. 

Prices of Kodaks to suit all, from $1 to $75. 











use Film 


are Quick 

are Simple 

stand for 

Do not hesitate but purchase a KODAK now. Kodaks and Cameras 
: ^=== a [ so exchanged and to let. Your films and plates devel- 
oped and printed in besl: possible manner at reasonable prices. Send for price 
lisl. Kodak catalog on application. 

We keep also Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens, Reading Glasses, 
Ever Ready Ele<5tric Lights and Pyrography Outfits. 


47 Bromfield 

Boston, Mass. 

Telephone 4314 Main 


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M Makers of College, Class 
* and Fraternity Pins of 
every description. Badges, 
Class Rings, and Prize Cups 
a specialty 






€L or any other college function 
where prettily decorated walls 
and daintily draped tables must 
glow with the soft light from 
colored electric, lamp or candle 





19 4 

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W, H. & Co. Standard Water 
Colors in boxes 

(Also in Pans, Half Pans and Tubes) 

W. H. & Co. Artist's Colors in tubes 

Water Color Papers, Drawing 
Papers, Fine Brushes, Canvas, 
Draughting Instruments, AR- 
kinds, manufactured by 

W adsworth, Howland & Company 


82 and 84 Washington St. I p ^ 
216 and 218 Clarendon St. I DOSton 

Factories : Maiden, Mass. 




Boston, Mass. 


Thayer, Rogers & Norton 

(Successors to H. B. Thayer & Co.) 




1 44 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts 



Tailored Gowns 

Costumes for all occasions 

Silk Coats Blouses Rain Coats 

Covert Jackets 

Separate Skirts Waists, etc. 

Presenting the handsomest collection of Spring Garments that we have yet shown 

Tremont and Boyl&on Streets 


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19 4 


BOSTON, 1 64Tremont 5t,next to Keiths. 
N EWTO NVI LLE, Opposite R.R.5tation. 
| RQXBU RY, 2832 WashingtonStreet 




CLEleded Class Photographer to Lasell, 1 903 
C Reduced rates to friends of students 

19 4 

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4Pf B® © K A N Df^OMM E R €]I K m 




C,We printed our first College Annual in 1874, and have been printing them every year since, until now it has 
become one of the special features of our business 

Tickets and Tours 

CBefore purchasing your ticket for busi- 
ness or pleasure, it would be for your 
interest to call at our office or supply 
yourself with our Traveller's Guide. 

CLWe will give you full information, and 
perhaps save you money. 

€L.Tours to all the principal resorts, both 
Summer and Winter. 

rvaymond & Vv hitcomb Co. 

305 Washington Street, BOSTON, MASS. 


181 and 183 Summer Street, near South Station, and 
24 Park Square BOSTON 



Winter Street, Boston 

Exclusive Agents for the Celebrated 
Duchesse Glove 

The Glove which for beauty and durability has 
never been equalled 

A Glove for all occasions 

02 ALLERLEI 1904 




B ... 1 

® are displayed in the beautiful IVORY ROOM adjoining our Ladies y& 

fa Shoe Department, as also the newest creations in Young Ladies' Suits fa 

m and Coats shown in the artistic OAK ROOM fi 

i i 

1 Ladies' Garment Annex § 


M Silk and Flannel Waists, Silk Petticoats, Knitted Skirts, Golf Jackets, House Gowns, Tea Gowns, M 

m ill- W3 

gi Wrappers, Negligees and Dressing Sacques of Silk, Flannel, Eider Down, Cashmere, etc. k-- 







:OR many years we have catered to and — evidently — pleased some thousands 
of people. ^ Each season we strive to have some new and tempting dish to 
put before you. €J We have endeavored in our alteration to make our 
Restaurant home-like and up-to-date. ^ Our noon meal is very popular and 
well patronized, but we will find a seat for you. €J Do you indulge in after- 
noon tea ? Then try a pot of our refreshing Black, Green or Oolong, served 
with Hot Waffles, from 3 to 5 p. m. 1§ Poole's Orchestra plays from 5.30 
to 7.30. €[ When a shower comes up and you have left your umbrella at 
home, step in and we will loan you one. ^ Any suggestions will be gladly received by the man- 

€J We will establish a branch office in Bray's Block, Newton Centre, to receive orders for cake, 
ices, etc. 

Ladies' Lavatory-second floor. T. D. COOK & COMPANY 


19 4 

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Hatters' Millinery 

Dress, Street and Outing Hats 

Toques and Shirt Waisl Hats 

of every description 


Ladies' Furs 

A full Slock constantly on hand. 

Furs made to order and repaired 

Furs Stored and insured during Summer 

Geo. L. Griffin & Son 

Hatters and Furriers 
404 Washington Street, Boston 

Every Musical Want 

of music-lovers sup- 
plied at once from 
our ten-slory slock 


451 Washington Street 

Morgan's Art Store 

Twenty-nine Moody Street 
Waltham, Massachusetts 

Gates Tours 

All Expenses Included 



Yellowstone National Park 

Nova Scotia 



Grand Canyon of Arizona 


Send for Programs 

Chas. H. Gates, Toledo, Ohio 


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C Many Styles of lovely Neckwear, 
also Veilings, Belts and Gloves, are 
shown at :::::::: : 



C. A. W. Crosby & Son 

Jewelers and Silversmiths 
Number 474 Washington Street, corner of Avon Street 

Boston, Mass. 

John D. Crosby 

Telephone, 16 Oxford 

Wm. T. Shepherd 

Souvenirs of 





C Wedding Decorations and Funeral Emblems at short 

notice. Grower of specially fine 

Carnations and Violets 


Auburndale, Mass. 

19 4 

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Through Express Service 



A.M. NOON. P.M. I'.M. 

Lv. Boston 9.00 12.00 4.00 11.15 
Ar.N.York3.30 5.40 10.00 6.15 

P.M. P.M. P.M. A.M. 
Parlor Cars on Day Trains. 
Sleepers on Night Trains. 
Dining Car on 4 r. M. Trains. 
Through Coaches on All Trains. 

The Points 



excellence in a 



Efficient Dining Car Service 
Good Roadbeds 
Fast Schedules 
Comfortable Coaches 
Palatial Sleepers 

And these are some of the 
Points in which the 

Boston & Albany R.R. 

Excels in its train service from Boslon 
and the New England Territory to 
the WesT 

CEATS IN PARLOR CARS, or berths in Sleeping- Cars, may be reserved 
^ on application to Sleeping- Car Agent, Boston & Albany Railroad, South 
Station, Telephone, Oxford 057; or J. L. White, City Passenger Agent, 366 
Washington Street. Boston; Telephone, Boston 1611. 

Luxurious Travel 






Take their Patrons between 

New England 


The West 

Through the Famous 


which is always open 

A. H. HANSON, General Passenger Agent, BOSTON, MASS. 



Miss Brewster 

55 1 Boylston Street, Copley Square 
Over Back Bay Post Office 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Telephone, 21831 B. B. 



Odd Things 

If you want something different in 
College Emblems, Class Pins 

Badges, Flags, Stationery, write or 
call at 387 Washington Street 


06 ALLERLEI 1904 

What Lasell Girls and Their Parents 
Say About Lasell. 

"On the road to Auburndale, 
There each one can tell a tale 
Of the dear and happy school days in that fair, sequestered vale." — (Lasell Songs.) 

t]J " I want to tell you with what genuine pleasure 1 look back on my year 
spent at Lasell. I think anyone who goes to Lasell loves the school. I am 
sure I do." (A Lasell Girl.) 

•J " Her improvement has paid me a thousand times over for all costs. " 

(Father of a Lasell Girl.) 

€]J "We are more than pleased and satisfied with our daughter's progress during 
her stay at Lasell, especially in the benefit she received from the physical culture 
department. I can recommend your school for a high grade of education. n 

^f "The year was truly, in all respects, a very happy one, and Lasell will 
always bring the pleasantest thoughts of happy times and true friends. " 

(Another Lasell Girl.) 
ij " There are few schools that give as good advantages as Lasell. " 

€]f " My daughter has grown so passionately fond of music, and has so enjoyed 
the concerts and recitals she has attended in Boston! She writes she never real- 
ized the fullest meaning of life before, and her aspiration for further advancement 
and improvement have been given an impetus she never could have had without 
this year at Lasell. She realizes more than ever before what expresses pure 
Christian womanhood. " 

€]J " We love thy walls with learning gray, 

Thy trees and groves where squirrels play ; 
And when we leave thee, with regret, 
Thy spirit will be with us yet. 
The sun shines brighter everywhere, 
Our hearts are lighter, for thy care. 
Three cheers, Lasell ! we love thee well ! 
All hail to thee ! All hail, Lasell ! "